Getting Spooky with DK Canada (Review & Giveaway)

 I can't believe Halloween is already around the corner. It's crazy how fast this month has flown by. As you all know by now, my family and I love this time of year and was very excited when we were sent a few spooky-themed books from our friends over at DK Canada to help us get into the spooky season even more. 

Since I got to choose the books we received I decided to pick LEGO Halloween Ideas for my six-year-old, Disney Villains: The Essential Guide to the Evilest of Them All for the entire family to enjoy since we are huge Disney fans, and lastly, Haunted Houses: Classic Stories of Doors That Should Never Be Opened. 

Celebrate Halloween with 50 spooky build ideas, plus an exclusive scary scene model!

Use your LEGO® collection to conjure up a giant bat, a ghost ship, a witch's house, and many more creepy creations. Plus, challenge your friends to spooky LEGO games.

These Halloween-themed models and activities will keep you busy throughout the spooky season. The book also comes with all the bricks you need to make an exclusive LEGO spooky scene mini model.

Let the ghoulish fun begin!

LEGO Halloween Ideas is such a cute book filled with tons of Halloween LEGO ideas for your child or you to create! Not only does it come with over 50 spooky build ideas, but it also includes a spooky building toy that comes with 30 LEGO pieces. My six year old absolutely had so much fun going through the book for other spooky lego ideas to create. She absolutely loved putting together the building toy that came with the book and now wants to create all the spooky lego ideas and I don't blame her, the book has some cool builds that go perfect with Halloween. Retailed for $18.99, you can find this book over at DK Canada, Amazon, or Indigo.

The essential guide to more than 50 of the most villainous Disney and Disney Pixar movie characters.

What makes Cruella De Vil so cruel?

Why is Scar jealous of his brother Mufasa?

Who are the troublesome toys at Sunnyside Daycare?

We are huge Disney fans, so when I came across Disney Villains: The Essential Guide to the Evilest of Them All, I knew I had to add this book to both our Disney and Halloween collection. There's just something about those villains that although we don't like some of their actions, we still have a soft spot for them. In this book, we get to dive in a little deeper and get to know the villains of Disney a bit better. From Ursula to Jafar, Cruella, and more, this book has tons of information about the villains we hate to love. My oldest loves to dress in cosplay of some of his favorite characters, he went through this book so fast and devoured all of the information to help get a better sense of what each villain is like and I have to say, his cosplay on some of these villains is pretty impressive. If I'm able to share, be on the lookout on our Instagram stories. Disney Villains: The Essential Guide to the Evilest of Them All is retailed for $16.99 and can be found on DK Canada, Amazon, and Indigo!

Classic haunted house ghost-stories curated by world-renowned filmmaker and horror genre authority John Landis.

This beautifully presented, highly collectible anthology features ghost stories that have enthralled, terrified, and inspired readers decade after decade. Some are relatively well known; others are long-lost treasures, awaiting rediscovery.

The selection includes tales of terror by Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft, and Percival Landon; studies of creeping dread by Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James; short, sharp shockers by Ambrose Bierce, M.R. James, and Lafcadio Hearn; and comedic masterpieces by Oscar Wilde and Saki.

Mr. Landis' own introduction explores each tale's fascinating impact on the contemporary horror genre.

Step inside these ghost-ridden repositories of supernatural evil, if you dare...

The last book we received, Haunted Houses: Classic Stories of Doors That Should Never Be Opened, is a book I was very excited to read. With the weather being colder, leaves falling off the tree, and with it getting darker out early, this was a perfect book to read, with a few spooky stories from some of our favorite authors all in one book to enjoy. I love to get spooked and this book definitely helped with that, but what I loved most was that I could enjoy reading one story in a sitting and read it from start to finish without feeling the guilt that I've had my nose stuck in a book all day. This was such a great book, even my husband read a few of the stories and enjoyed them very much. There's a total of 15 stories and all of them are classics that I'm glad to have on my bookshelf to dive into whenever I'd like. Haunted Houses: Classic Stories of Doors That Should Never Be Opened is retailed for $31.99 and can be purchased on DK Canada, Amazon, and Indigo! 

I'm excited to partner with our friends at  DK Canada to offer one reader a chance at winning a copy of  Haunted Houses: Classic Stories of Doors That Should Never Be Opened! This is such a great book filled with so many great spooky stories. To enter, comment below and share what your favorite spooky/thriller/haunted story is, whether it's a book or urban legend! 

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received the above mentioned books at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received


  1. My favorite thrilling story is Sleepy Hollow!

  2. The Devil Rides Out by Dennis Wheatley

  3. The Diviners was a good one

  4. My favourite is the urban legend Candy Man.

  5. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

  6. I was always spooked by Bloody Mary.

  7. Favourite book would have to be Cujo

  8. Blood & Chrysanthemums by Nancy Baker

  9. My favourite haunted story is the short story The Monkey's Paw.

  10. I enjoyed The Amityville Horror.

  11. I have always been spooked by the local urban legend of Grey Road.

  12. I have always liked Amityville Horror

  13. For me it is a family classic like Casper as I don't like scary stories.

  14. When my mother was little, she lived at an apartment were the previous dweller, a certain Mr. Hunsiker, was said to have lived. The rumor went around that his ghost was still there, and whenever somebody lost something or a door or floorboaard squeaked it was always blamed on Mr. Hunsiker's ghost, haha.

    S. Daisy

  15. I like my Nancy Drew books :) Thanks!